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President Bola Tinubu has extended his congratulations to Victor Osimhen, the forward for Nigeria’s Super Eagles, for securing the CAF 2023 Men’s Player of the Year award. The statement, issued by Ajuri Ngelale, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity in Abuja on Tuesday, also lauded the notable achievements of Asisat Oshoala from Nigeria’s Super Falcons, who clinched the 2023 CAF Women’s Player of the Year for the sixth time.

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President Tinubu also celebrated Chiamaka Nnadozie, honored as the Woman Goalkeeper of the Year, along with the Super Falcons, recognized as the Women’s National Team of the Year.

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The President praised the trio for their exceptional performances on both the national and international stages, acknowledging them as sources of pride for the nation and inspirations for aspiring footballers across the continent.

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Reflecting on the achievement, President Tinubu stated, ”Watching the great ambassadors of Nigeria stand atop the podium as the African Footballers of the Year, in the men and women categories, on Monday night in Marrakesh, Morocco, has strengthened our belief that with hard work.”

He commended Victor and Asisat for remaining connected to their roots and acknowledging the role of indigenous coaches in shaping their careers. President Tinubu expressed solidarity with Nigerian fans, hoping that the well-deserved honor would mark the beginning of a continued journey filled with success, triumphs, and the realization of all their footballing dreams.

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